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Community Progress Council expands leadership team in hiring new Chief Program Officer

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October 03, 2017
YORK, PA  — Community Progress Council is pleased to welcome Ruth Robbins as Chief Program Officer, effective Sept. 25, 2017. Robbins joins Community Progress Council after working for 20 years in higher education, most recently serving as the Dean of Students at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. 

As Chief Program Officer, Robbins will have leadership responsibility for several Community Progress Council programs: Community Centers, Work Ready, Housing, Foster Grandparents, and Women, Infants and Children (WIC). She will also collaborate with the leadership team to enhance program coordination and strengthen processes for measuring program outcomes. 

“Ruth’s depth of leadership experience, easy-going manner and enthusiasm for making a difference in our community combine to make her a great choice for the Chief Program Officer position,” said Robin Rohrbaugh, Community Progress Council CEO. “In welcoming Ruth, we’re looking forward to continuing to positively impact York County as we empower individuals and families to move toward self-sufficiency.”

In her prior role as Dean of Students at Moore College, Robbins had administrative leadership responsibility for the college’s counseling, health, resident life, and student services departments. She chaired the college’s academic standards committee, participated in strategic planning, and led the school’s diversity committee.

Robbins has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics and a master’s degree in human services administration. 
About Community Progress Council
Founded in 1965, Community Progress Council, Inc. is York County’s nonprofit community action agency, whose mission is to empower individuals and families to move toward self-sufficiency and advocate for change to promote community growth. It provides comprehensive, integrated services for low- and moderate-income people of all ages, with program that include early childhood education through Head Start, Early Head Start and Pre-K Counts; case management and work ready; housing counseling and education; nutrition support via Women, Infants and Children (WIC); and emergency services at community centers throughout York County. Find more information at www.yorkcpc.org.
Sarah Chain